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Laos GDP could slow to 6.1% due to Covid-19: AMRO

LAOS could see its economy grow 6.1 per cent in 2020, with recovery from last year’s natural disasters stymied by the Covid-19 pandemic, a preliminary assessment by the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) found. Laos was hit by severe floods in the the second half of the last year, resulting in a lower-than-expected full-year gross domestic […]

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Laos to Import Face Masks Amid National Shortage

The Ministry of Health has stated that Laos is to import face masks from neighboring countries, including Vietnam, China, and Thailand amid a national shortage. Two million face masks will be imported to Laos very soon, according to Lao Minister of Health, Dr. Bounkong Syhavong, as quoted by the Vientiane Times. Masks will be distributed […]

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Lao Government Shutters Schools, Visa on Arrival

The Lao government has announced it will close all educational institutions and suspend the issuance of visas for foreign visitors for thirty days as part of tough new measures to prevent a Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in Laos. The Prime Minister made the announcement at a press conference as he concluded the first day of the […]

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Laos orders ten entry points to shutdown

Ten border checkpoints used to enter and exit Laos have been ordered to shut down temporarily to help curb the spread of Covid-19 with the remaining international checkpoints to monitor all arrivals closely. The ten border crossings instructed to close include six Lao-Vietnamese checkpoints: Panghok international checkpoint in Phongsaly province, Nam Soy checkpoint in Huaphanh, […]

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